An off-duty police officer, a 20-year-old college student, and a nurse from Tennessee were among the 58 confirmed fatalities. At least 527 more were injured in the attack by a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of about 22,000 concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest festival.
"The identification process of all of the injured and the deceased will take time, so authorities are asking the public for patience," the police department said in a
press release on Monday morning. Police advise calling 1-866-535-5654 if you're looking for missing family members or friends.
Nevada Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen
tweeted this morning that he was visiting some of the injured people at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. He said he was told 92 of the 190 patients do not have IDs on them.
Ahead, what we know so far about the victims of the shooting.
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This story was originally published on October 2, 2017, at 1 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Photo: Courtesy of Sonny Melton's Facebook.
the Big Sandy, TN, man's death to WZTV in Nashville. Melton, 29, was a registered nurse at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.
"At this point, I'm in complete disbelief and despair. I don't know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his," his wife Heather Gulish Melton, who is an orthopedic surgeon at the same hospital, said in a statement to Fox 17 News.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather’s families," said Thomas Gee, CEO of HCMC, said in a statement. "We ask that all staff, friends, and patients of the couple respect their privacy at this time and refrain from contacting the family and the HCMC Kelley Clinic if they do not have a reason to do so."
Photo: Courtesy of Jordan Seymour McIldoon's Facebook.
Al and Angela McIldoon, Jordan McIldoon's parents, confirmed the 23-year-old's death to
in Canada. "We only had one child," they said. "We just don't know what to do."
McIldoon was a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice who was about to start trade school. He attended the concert with his girlfriend, who was unharmed.
Heather Gooze, another concertgoer, said that McIldoon
died in her arms
Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Klymchuk's Facebook.
Klymchuk was a mother of four children from Edmonton, in Canada's Alberta province, who worked at a Catholic school as a librarian and bus driver. According to
680 News Toronto
, she was visiting Las Vegas with her fiancé.
Family and friends set up a
. "She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, and daughter," reads the fund's page. "She was a respected member of the community and the Catholic school division."
Photo: Courtesy of Quinton Robbins' Facebook.
Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, NV, was among the victims, his aunt Kilee Wells Sanders
on Facebook. The University of Nevada-Las Vegas student "was the most kind and loving soul," she wrote. "Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many."
Photo: Courtesy of Gallup Sun Publishing's Facebook.
A Gallup School official
to KRQE in New Mexico that Lisa Romero-Muniz, a school secretary, was among the victims.
"She loved her kids and husband. And for this to happen so senselessly. It's a heartbreaking day for us all," her cousin Ashley Romero told
Photo: Courtesy of Adrian Murfitt's Facebook.
Murfitt, 35, from Anchorage, AK, died in his close friend Brian MacKinnon's arms, MacKinnon
to KTUU in Alaska. "He is one of the happiest people I know," MacKinnon told KTUU. "Always in a good mood, and was nothing less than my brother."
Alaska Dispatch News
, Murfitt was a commercial fisherman. His sister, Shannon Gothard,
he was a former competitive hockey player and that his life revolved around the sport. She said he had just had a successful fishing season, and "was happy to pay some things off and had made some really good money and decided to go out and celebrate and go to the concert and treat himself to something nice and fun."
Photo: Courtesy of Charleston Hartfield's Google Plus Page.
Friends identified the off-duty police officer who was killed as Charleston Hartfield, 34, according to the
Las Vegas Review-Journal
. He also coached youth football, said his friend Troy Rhett.
Rhett said he sent a text message to Hartfield on Sunday night, hoping he would respond. "I figured he was probably busy helping others," Rhett said. "I don’t know a better man than Charles. They say it’s always the good ones we lose early. There’s no truer statement than that with Charles. … Our hearts have just been very heavy since hearing the news."
Photo: Courtesy of Rachael Parker's Twitter.
Parker, 33, a longtime employee of the Manhattan Beach Police Department in Los Angeles County, CA, was wounded and died in the hospital, according to California's
"She was just a great, great worker, always happy — definitely had her whole future ahead of her," Manhattan Beach police spokeswoman Kristi Colombo told the
. "I’m heartbroken and speechless."
Photo: Courtesy of Sandy Casey's Facebook.
Casey, 35, was a middle-school special education teacher from Manhattan Beach, CA, according to
the Associated Press
"She is loved by students and colleagues alike and will be remembered for her sense of humor, her passion for her work, her devotion to her students, and her commitment to continuing her own learning and to taking on whatever new projects came her way," the Manhattan Beach Unified School District said in a statement. "She has made a tremendous difference in the lives of her students and their families, many of whom worked with her over multiple years."
Her fiancé, Christopher Willemse,
: "The love and support that she and I have received during these trying times just shows how important this wonderful woman truly was. She lived life to the fullest and made me the happiest man in the world. I’m so grateful for the kind words and gestures, it means the world to me, especially for her."
Photo: Courtesy of Vista PTA's Facebook.
Smith, 53, was the office manager at Vista Fundamental Elementary School in Simi Valley, CA. Jake Finch, a spokesperson for the Simi Valley Unified School District, confirmed her death to the
"She was the office manager, which means she was the hub of the school. She was the center of it. Everyone who came through those doors, she knew. She knew the children, she knew the staff, she knew the parents," Finch said. "She was great with the children, patient and kind. Her loss is huge to us."
Photo: Courtesy of Denise Salmon Burditus' Facebook.
Burditus, 50, from Martinsburg, WV, was attending the concert with her husband Tony, according to
. "It saddens me to say that I lost my wife of 32 years, a mother of two, soon to be grandmother of five this evening in the Las Vegas shooting," her husband
on his Facebook. "Denise passed in my arms. I LOVE YOU BABE."
Photo: Courtesy of Riverside Polytechnic High PTSA's Facebook.
The PTSA of California's Riverside Polytechnic High School identified Angie Gomez, 20, as one of the victims on its
. Gomez graduated from the school in 2015. She was celebrating her new job as a nursing assistant, according to MSNBC.
"We are heartbroken. Please join me in lifting her and her family up in prayer. She will always be loved and endeared by our Poly Family," said the PTSA's post.
Photo: Courtesy of Bailey Schweitzer's Facebook.
Bailey Schweitzer, 20, of Bakersfield, CA, was one of the victims, her brother Dakota Schweitzer confirmed to
. Schweitzer worked as a receptionist, and spent much of her time volunteering at Bakersfield Speedway, which her parents own. Receptionist was "only her official title," coworker Amie Campbell
. "She was everything to us."
Longtime friend Jonathan Flippen remembered: "Every Saturday night, we could count on her to do the funny Snapchats. When I first started helping [at the speedway,] she became a friend to me, and eventually became family to me."
Photo: Courtesy of JP Specialties' Facebook.
Phippen was attending the concert with his son Travis Phippen, who was shot in the arm but survived, according to
in Santa Clarita, CA. He was a father of five and grandfather of one, and he owned the remodeling and repair company JP Specialties in Santa Clarita. He enjoyed camping with his family and friends on the beach.
Leah Nagyivanyi, a longtime friend and neighbor, created a
for Phippen's children. "If you didn’t know John, you surely missed out," Nagyivanyi wrote on the GoFundMe page. "He had a heart that was larger than life and a personality to match... He had your back from the moment he met you and by having your back that could mean, having a cold beer in your hand when yours was empty; you needed help with your car, or in our case your sandrail, your house, or you just needed to chill, even if you were someone he had never met before but were in need, he was there for you."
Photo: Courtesy of Rhonda LeRocque's Facebook.
Rhonda LeRocque, 41, was attending the concert with her husband when she was shot and killed, her sister Jennifer Zeleneski told the
. LeRocque had a 6-year-old daughter.
"It makes no sense. Why would he do this?" Zeleneski said. "My sister didn't do anything. She never hurt people. She was the kindness person that I know. Her family is the picture-perfect family, what you would aspire to be."
Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer T. Irvine's Facebook.
Jennifer T. Irvine
Attorney Jennifer Topaz Irvine, 42, was killed in the shooting, publicist Jay Jones confirmed to
, a legal-news website on which she had recently done a guest appearance for its LawNewz Network. Irvine specialized in criminal defense and family law.
Irvine earned her law degree from California Western School of Law after graduating with honors from the University of San Diego. She started her law practice in 2011. She loved snowboarding and had a black-belt in Taekwondo.
"Jennifer Irvine was one of the most beautiful, funny, big-hearted, and strongest women I've known in my life," her friend Errol Asuncion wrote in a
. "I will NEVER forget all that she has done for me... I was at least somewhat glad to hear that you were finally getting to enjoy some much-needed fun and dancing before this senseless and heartbreaking tragedy. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget. I love you, lady, for being such an incredible friend and the greatest counsel that I could have asked for."
Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Park's Facebook.
California kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks was at the music festival where the shooting took place with her husband Bobby Parks, who had to undergo arm and finger surgery as a result of the attack. She left behind two children,
according to WGNTV
"She was truly one of the most loving people you could ever hope to meet,"
her uncle Steven McCarthy told CNN
. "She always went out of her way to help anybody."
Photo: Courtesy of Dana Gardner's Facebook.
Dana Gardner, 52, was an employee of San Bernardino county in California. Assessor/recorder/county clerk Bob Dutton described her as a "go-to" person and a "dedicated public servant" to the
San Bernardino Sun
Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Day Jr.'s Facebook.
Thomas Day Jr.
Day Jr. was a semi-retired contractor from Riverside, CA. His father confirmed his death to the
Orange County Register
"He's always been a striving kid — anything he wanted, he went after," his longtime friend Rex Gallardo told
The Washington Post
. "He always had a smile, was always the happiest guy — nothing really bothered him."
Roybal, 28, was a U.S. Navy veteran from Corona, CA, who had served in Afghanistan. He had been
living in Denver
. In a
from July, Roybal described his experience being shot at while on a tour of duty as "a nightmare no amount of drugs, no amount of therapy, and no amount of drunk talks with your war-veteran buddies will ever be able to escape."
At the country music festival, he was celebrating his upcoming birthday with his mother, Debby Allen, when he was shot in the chest, according to
in L.A. "Today is the saddest day of my life," Allen wrote in a
. "My son Christopher Roybal was murdered last night in Las Vegas. My heart is broken in a billion pieces. For anyone who knew the relationship we shared, you then know we were best friends. I will forever miss my Munchkin."
Photo: Courtesy of Neysa Tonks' Facebook.
Tonks, 45, was raised in Salt Lake City and had moved to Las Vegas 10 years ago, according to
in Utah. Her brother AJ Yerage said she sold software and had a successful career. She had three children.
"How happy and lucky I feel that she was part of my life," Yerage said. "I can hear her laugh, her voice in my head and my heart right now."
Photo: Courtesy of Carrie Barnette's Facebook.
Barnette, 34, was an employee at Disneyland, according to
. Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger shared the news of her death in a company-wide email. Barnette was a native of Riverside, CA, who had graduated from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove.
"Carrie Barnette had been a member of the Disney California Adventure culinary team for 10 years and was beloved by her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with her family, along with our support, during this incredibly difficult time," Iger said in a statement.
"We are in shock and devastated. She was a beautiful soul," Barnette’s cousin Janice Chambers told
The Arizona Republic
. "She lived her life to the fullest, adored her family, niece and new nephew. She was a beauty inside and out, loved life, and making others smile. She was very adventurous, loved to travel. Heaven gained a beautiful angel."
Photo: Courtesy of KCRA 3's Facebook.
Kurt Von Tillow
Von Tillow, 55, from Cameron Park, CA, was at the concert with his family. According to
in California, his sister and niece were hospitalized after the shooting. His wife, daughter, and son-in-law were also there, but managed to escape.
"My brother-in-law was the most patriotic person you've ever met," said Von Tillow's brother-in-law Mark Carson. "Guarantee you, he was fully covered in red, white, and blue, with a Coors Light in his hand, smiling with his family and listening to some music."
Photo: Courtesy of Jack Beaton's Facebook.
his death to a local Bakersfield news station. She said he was an "incredibly friendly, caring, and loving" person. He is survived by two children, Jake and Delaney.
His father-in-law Jerry Cook said Beaton, 54, was celebrating his 23rd wedding anniversary at the concert. He was with his wife, Laurie Beaton, and jumped in front of her to shield her from the gunfire. "He put Laurie on the ground and covered her with his body, and he got shot I don't know how many times," Cook said. Laurie survived.
"He never passed up an opportunity to give somebody a hand," Cook said. "He always had a smile on his face. He had countless friends. Everybody that came in contact with him loved the guy."
Photo: Courtesy of Victor Link's Facebook.
Link grew up in Shafter, CA, and had moved to Aliso Viejo, CA. He was
dead by his family. "We are deeply devastated by the gaping hole left in our family and in our hearts," his niece Dariyenn Link wrote in a
Photo: Courtesy of Hannah Ahlers' Facebook.
Ahlers was a mother of three from Murrieta, CA, according to the
Las Vegas Review-Journal
. Her father-in-law Dave Ahlers confirmed that she had been killed at the festival. She was there with her husband Brian and three other couples.
Dave Ahlers described her as a "loving, caring, and devoted mother" and a "young Mary Tyler Moore" who "could have lit the world up with her smile."
Photo: Courtesy of Dorene Anderson's Facebook.
Anderson was a
of Anchorage, AK, and a huge hockey fan. "My family and I are dealing with this tragic situation, and we appreciate...your thoughts and prayers," her daughter Stefanie Anderson wrote in a
. Anderson's husband's employer
Photo: Courtesy of Stacee Etcheber's Facebook.
Etcheber, 50, was a hairdresser in Novato, CA; she and her husband have two children. Her husband Vinnie Etcheber is a San Francisco Police Department officer, according to
The Mercury News
. When the shooting started, he told her to stay behind while he helped the wounded. As a result, they got separated, and he looked for her for over 18 hours before learning the news.
"It’s with a heavy heart and deep sorrow, Stacee Etcheber has passed away," her brother-in-law Al Etcheber wrote on
. "Please pray for our family during this difficult time. She leaves behind two adoring, beautiful children and an amazing husband. Thank you to everyone for all the support in this past few days. We will dearly miss you…"
Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Ramirez's Facebook.
was a student
at California State University, Bakersfield. Her family confirmed her death on
. "We held on to hope until the last second. There's no words to describe the pain my family goes thru at this moment. My heart aches I don't understand why these things have to happen. Rest In Peace," Arihel Ramirez wrote. Her family has set up a
for burial arrangements and other needs.
Photo: Courtesy of Brennan Stewart's Facebook.
Stewart, 30, was a guitarist and singer who lived in Las Vegas. He was
dead by his friends. Friends posted videos of him singing on Facebook as a tribute, and started
to honor his love of country music.
"My heart goes out to all the innocent people that were enjoying their favorite music when their life was taken," his friend Nick Bugbee
posted on Facebook
. "I cannot find the words to express how [saddened] I am for the Stewart family. Brennan Stewart was truly one of a kind and I am blessed to have known him and called him my friend."
Photo: Courtesy of Cameron Robinson's Facebook.
Robinson was at the concert with his boyfriend, Robert Eardley, who held him in his arms as he died. A Utah native, he worked as a legal-records specialist for the city of Las Vegas, according to
The Washington Post
Photo: Courtesy of Austin Davis' Facebook.
Davis, 29, was a pipe-fitter from Riverside, CA, according to the
. "My love, I can't believe this happened. You didn't deserve this," his girlfriend Aubree Hennigan
Photo: Courtesy of Sophia Models.
Tara Roe Smith
Roe Smith was a 34-year-old Alaskan who attended the concert with her husband Zach. She was the mother of two boys. "She was a beautiful soul. She was a wonderful mother and our family is going to miss her dearly," her aunt Val Rodgers told
The Canadian Press
Photo: Courtesy of Paris Shipp's Facebook.
Family members of Shipp, 50,
"Though we have swung wildly through the entire spectrum of emotions, the one feeling that hits the hardest is the feeling of thankfulness and appreciation," Paris Shipp
on Facebook. "So many have reached out with positive wishes and offers of help in any way. We are thinking of all the families who have been affected. Those of you who know Laura can attest to her huge heart and contagious free spirit. We ask that you all remember her that way, just as we will."
Photo: Courtesy of Heather Warino Alvarado's Facebook.
Heather Warino Alvarado
Warino Alvarado, 35, was at the concert with her daughter, who survived. Las Vegas police
her death. She ran an in-home daycare center in Cedar City, UT, and was married with three children.
"She has made huge impacts on those around her with even the smallest gestures," longtime friend Megan Jackson Gadd told the Associated Press. "A person like her will never be replaced or forgotten and will be missed dearly every day for the rest of our lives."
Photo: Courtesy of Calla Medig's Facebook.
Medig, 28, was a waitress in Edmonton, Canada, originally from Jasper in Alberta. "I’m in a lot of shock," her longtime friend Lyndsay Perham told
. "I’m angry that this kind of stuff has to happen, angry that she was doing what she loved the most — which was going to country-music concerts and festivals with her best friend — and that’s what happened. It’s just not fair."
Photo: Courtesy of Christiana Duarte's Facebook.
Duarte, 22, had just graduated from the University of Arizona and worked as a fan-services associate for the Los Angeles Kings, according to the
. She was from Torrance, CA.
"I can’t tell you how this has hit all of us," family friend Danette Meyers told
The New York Times
. "This is just unbelievable. This senseless, violent act is just killing us all."
Photo: Courtesy of Yessica Zorola's Facebook.
Meadows, 28, was a
at her alma mater high school in Taft, CA. "My family and I want to take a minute and thank everyone that has been trying to help us locate my sister," her older brother wrote on Facebook. "So it is with an absolutely shattered heart that I let everyone know that Kelsey did not survive this tragic event. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we try and move past this horrible time."
Photo: Courtesy of Bill Wolfe's Facebook.
Bill Wolfe, Jr.
Wolfe Jr., 42, was a wrestling and Little League coach in Shippensburg, PA. He was a father of two and attended the concert with his wife Robyn, who survived. The Shippensburg Police Department confirmed his death.
"He was a devoted, good, caring guy, just kind," Heidi Cassner Martin, who had known him since high school, told
The Washington Post
"We ask that you all help us keep Bill's memory alive through your continued commitment to this League and the youth that Bill impacted on a daily basis," the Shippensburg Little League said in a statement.
Photo: Courtesy of EFS Advisors.
Berger, 44, was celebrating his birthday at the concert. He was a financial adviser from Wauwatosa, WI, and lived with his three children. "He was a go-getter," his father Richard Berger told
The Washington Post
. "He did everything right, never slipshod anything. A wonderful father, a wonderful son."
Photo: Courtesy of Keri Galvan's Facebook.
Galvan, 31, was at the concert with her husband. She was from Thousand Oaks, CA, and had three children. She worked at Mastro's Steakhouse in Thousand Oaks, friends confirmed to
The Washington Post
Her sister, Lindsey Poole, set up a
for Galvan. She described her as "a devoted wife and mother." "Her days started and ended with doing everything in her power to be a wonderful mother," Poole wrote on the fund's page.
Photo: Courtesy of Carrie Parsons' Facebook.
Parsons, 31, worked as a manager at a staffing agency in Seattle. She was on a girls trip to the festival, according to
. "It's just heartbreaking," said longtime friend Laura Cooper.
Photo: Courtesy of Jordyn Rivera's Facebook.
Rivera, 21, was a student at California State University at San Bernardino, and traveled to the concert with her mother. "The people that she had in her life, she really deeply loved them," her longtime friend Jonah Hamilton told
The Washington Post
. "She was fiercely loyal and fiercely caring."
Photo: Courtesy of Erick Silva's Facebook.
Silva, 22, was working as a security guard at the festival. His uncle Rob Morgan
that he worked 18-hour shifts, and held yard sales to help his mother pay her bills. "He said he would never leave his mom, she would never have to worry," Morgan said. Silva was from Las Vegas.
Photo: Courtesy of Michelle Vo's Facebook.
Michelle Vo Vo, 32
, was at her first country-music festival. She worked as an insurance agent in Los Angeles and volunteered for the Red Cross. Her brother-in-law Paul Warren set up a
in her honor.
"Michelle is gone, but her life is not," Warren wrote on the fund's page. "Every single one of us changed a bit when we met her. Every good deed we do, we do it a little easier because Michelle taught us how. The responsibility to continue to share her infectious ambition, excitability, and passion for life now lies within all of us."
Photo: Courtesy of Denise Cohen's Facebook.
Cohen, 58, and her boyfriend Derrick "Bo" Taylor were both confirmed as victims of the shooting. "When she would take me to the movies as a kid, I was just waiting to hear her laugh because it would just crack me up," Cohen's son Jeff Rees told
the Associated Press
. "I feel sorry for all of the people in the world who never got a chance to meet her."
Photo: Courtesy of Inside CDCR.
Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Castilla's Facebook.
Castilla was in Las Vegas to celebrate her 28th birthday with her boyfriend, sister, and friend. "Our entire family is heartbroken," her aunt Marina Castilla Parker
Photo: Courtesy of Jacey Benson's Facebook.
A family member
Kreibaum's death to the
Sioux City Journal
. Kreibaum, 33, who lived in Sutherland, IA, attended the festival with two friends. She and her husband Chris Kreibaum have two small children.
"I am so proud to say that I knew you and knew the sweet person that you were!" her friend Lexy Klemish
Photo: Courtesy of @christiesuzanne.
Bowers was a mother of three from Garden Grove, CA,
Family and friends set up a
memorial-fund page. "Candice left this world doing what she loved, dancing to country music among loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her," the page says.
Photo: Courtesy of Brian Fraser's Facebook.
Fraser lived in Pomona, CA, and had traveled to Las Vegas for the concert. "He was a very, very giving guy. He always spoke about his family, and always had time to help out. He was just a very selfless kind of person," friend Willy Escobar told the
Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Photo: Courtesy of Tomas Torres' Facebook.
Hazencomb, 44, shielded his best friend's wife when the shooting started, according to
. "You don't expect your kid to go before you go," said his mother Maryanne Hazencomb. "He was good to everybody. He'd go out on the limb for everybody."
Photo: Courtesy of Palos Verdes Girls Softball League's Facebook.
Patterson, 46, was a mother of three who owned a hardwood-flooring business with her husband Robert in Lomita, CA, and dedicated much of her time to the Palos Verdes Girls Softball League, according to
. "I can’t believe she’s gone," her husband told
"Lisa had an infectious energy and fierce love for her family, and we are beyond heartbroken for Bob and their three kids," reads a
page for the family.
Photo: Courtesy of Chris Jaksha's Facebook.
Rocio Guillen Rocha
Guillen Rocha was a mother of four children who lived in Anaheim, CA, reported
. She was engaged to Chris Jaksha. Her cousin Vanessa Pineda Rocha set up a
in her honor.
"She loved sports and being a supporting baseball mom," Pineda Rocha wrote on the page. "Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother, as she would always say."
Photo: Courtesy of Ryan Miller's Facebook.
Kimura, 38, was at the concert with a close group of friends who called each other "framily." She was from Placentia, CA, and worked for Orange County. Speaking with the
Las Vegas Review-Journal
, her friend Ryan Miller called her "a beacon of light" who "always wanted to get people together."
"You're faced with many different emotions. The near loss of your own life, and with your friend being wounded that way and later passing away — trying to process those as individual moments," Miller said.
Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Mestas' Facebook.
Pati Mestas, 67, lived in Menifee, CA, and is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. "She was a bright spirit," her best friend Isa Bahu told
. "She was an amazing woman. She was a good person. She had a great heart."
Bahu also said that she "went to almost every country show in driving distance," remembering how they once snuck into the front row at a Brooks & Dunn concert and had their hats signed. "She loved country concerts, so I guess if you have to pick a way to go — right up until the end, I mean."
Photo: Courtesy of Brett Schwanbeck's Facebook.
Schwanbeck, 61, of Bullhead City, AZ, was a retired truck driver and is survived by his fiancée Anna Orozco, three children, and five grandchildren. He was at the festival with Orozco, who survived.
"He liked to be where no one else was at. He liked to get lost out in the middle of the woods," his youngest son Shawn Schwanbeck told the
Las Vegas Review-Journal
. "My dad was the funnest guy in the world to be around."